Office of Border Public Health Community Health Worker Training Center
The Office of Border Public Health Community Health Worker Training Center is approved by the DSHS Community Health Worker (CHW) or Promotor(a) Training and Certification Program to provide continuing education unit training for Promotores, Certified Community Health Workers and Community Health Worker Instructors along the Texas-Mexico border. All training developed and/or provided by OBPH is FREE to the public. Our focus is identifying the gaps within public health issues such as but not limited to; Human Trafficking, Elder and Child Abuse, Maternal and Child Health, Mental Health as well as Chronic and Infectious Diseases. We as a training center are working with the OBPH Public Health Regional Offices (Region 8, Region 9/10, Region 11) to provide training of value.
DSHS Office of Border Public Health is hiring the following position below to support our Community Health Worker Training Center. If you’re bilingual in Spanish and English or other languages and want to be part of addressing important public health issues like COVID-19, human trafficking, elder and child abuse, maternal and child health, mental health, as well as chronic and infectious diseases; please consider joining our team.
Public Health Workforce Community Health Worker: Assists the Public Health Work Force Community Health Worker Instructor in developing, coordinating, and implementing the public health workforce training activities for delivery to CHWIs/CHWs, border communities, and stakeholders.
Our goal is to ensure that our training center provides the knowledge and tools for CHWs and CHWIs to educate and empower members of the Texas-Mexico border community.